Malaysia: Health Ministry to use pool procurement to lower medical costs

19 Jan 19: The Health Ministry is implementing a pool procurement system to bring down the costs of medical supplies. The new system is also an effort to combat quack dentists in the country.  Director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Health Ministry‚Äôs recent approach to partner with other organisations and ministries to purchase medical supplies in bulk could be used to help drive down dental costs as well.